Cleveland City Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland has been asking around today about a new billboard that reads “Voter fraud is a felony. Up to 3 1/2 yrs and $10,000 fine.” The councilwoman says she wonders if billboards like this are only in African-American neighborhoods. This billboard, she says, is across from one subsidized housing development, a few blocks from three other projects, and down the street from Cuyahoga Community College.
From Ohio’s lefty blog Plunderbund:
“This is blatant voter intimidation,” says Councilwoman Cleveland. “A direct attack in the heart of African American community meant to scare people and keep them from exercising their right to vote.”
The small print on the billboard says it was paid for by a “private family foundation.” Plunderbund points out that billboards with similar language turned up in Milwaukee before the 2010 election. If you see billboards like this where you live, let us know, OK?